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Subject: glad I found this show
Wow what great energy from the boys here tonight.This is why we traveled all over the country , to catch magic in a bottle whenever you could .
FLAS is just smoking with Jerry working the distortion like crazy . The first set is good , but the 2nd set, holy shit. I had China Rider playing in the background while I was doing housework and had to put that aside to give this a good listen. Of course kudos to Brent - listen to him fill in the gaps and jam like a mofo in Samson.
chris phillips -
Subject: the nest
the nest for me includes 3/10, 5/11, 5/16, 7/10, 8/12, 8/14, 9/11, 9/12, 12/26, 12/31. These are my top ten of a great year and literally ten of my favorite dead shows other than spring '77 material (9/2/78 set 2, the Dew from 9/2/80 and China Cat > KYR and Comes A Time from 5/10/80 must be included!)
Subject: Excellent early Brent-era surprise
A really solid performance right from the first notes of FLAS onward (except maybe the US Blues closer which keeps threatening to derail). 5 star second set for sure. No props for the Estimated yet? I'll be the first.
The reviewer below is right, this show truly is one of the 'nest' of 81.
Here & Now -
Subject: China-Rider trippin... :)
Wow Great jamzs! To note the opening jam to china rider is totally unique and trippy.
Subject: What a great show!
Althea, Bird Song, China>Rider, and the second set start to finish are spectacular. One of my favorite '80s shows and possibly the best post-hiatus China>Rider I know of. Do it.
Subject: i agree with the guy below
this is a rippin show especially the China>Rider, Thye Other One and Stella all in all killer show 5 for performance and 4 for the recording which is really good for this era but not as sharp and crisp as 77 78 though all in all 4.5 in my book but ill go with the 4 altogether
Paul Chadwick -
Subject: One of the Nest of '81
Not only is the sounds top notch, but the playing is super charged for this year. '81 can get slow at times and kinda muted, this is not one of those nights. Pure NYC crack right here.
Grate performance. Perfect sound quality from Mr. Miller. I used to prefer the Jim Wise aud to the sbd I had but this is great. I usually reserve five stars for my favorite years (74,77,78,89,90) but this earned it.